Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)

Mahela Jayawardene
Full Name:Mahela Jayawardene
Date of birth:27 / 05 / 1977
Country:Sri Lanka
Role:Batsman
Batting style:Right-hand
Bowling style:Right arm medium

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Career summary

- Test debut v India at Colombo (RPS) - August 1997.

- ODI debut v Zimbabwe at Colombo (RPS) - January 1998.

- His debut coincided with Sri Lanka making Test cricket's highest total, he contributed 66 to a mountainous 952 for seven declared.

- His liking for big scores was soon evident as he made 167 in his fourth Test against New Zealand and followed it up with 242 in just his seventh, this time against India.

- His masterful 120 enabled Sri Lanka to successfully chase a target of 303 to beat England in the 1999 Carlton & United Series in Australia.

- Was named Sri Lankan captain in 2006 and held the role until 2009 when he handed the reigns to Kumar Sangakkara.

- Captained Sri Lanka to the 2007 World Cup final.

- Was injured in the 2009 Lahore terror attacks.

- Represents the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League.

- Made an unbeaten 103 from 88 balls in the 2011 World Cup final but could not prevent Sri Lanka losing to India.

Test Matches

Batting
Career Span:1997-2014
Matches:147
Innings:248
Not Outs:15
Runs:11671
Highest Score:374
Average:50.31
50s:48
100s:33
Ducks:15
Pairs:0
Caught Out:166
Stumped Out:0
Bowling
Innings Bowled:22
Overs:97.7
Maidens:20
Runs Conceded:310
Wickets:6
5 Wicket Innings:0
10 Wicket Innings:0
Average:51.67
Economy Rate:3.17
Best bowling in Innings:2/32

ODI Matches

Batting
Career Span:1998-2014
Matches:394
Innings:367
Not Outs:34
Runs:10995
Highest Score:144
Average:33.02
50s:65
100s:16
Ducks:24
Pairs:0
Caught Out:210
Stumped Out:8
Bowling
Innings Bowled:27
Overs:99.2
Maidens:1
Runs Conceded:577
Wickets:7
5 Wicket Innings:0
10 Wicket Innings:0
Average:82.43
Economy Rate:5.82
Best bowling in Innings:2/56